Ruth M. Hartley

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SPRINGVALE - Ruth M. Hartley, 81, of Springvale, died on Nov. 5, 2012, at the Greenwood Center in Sanford after a period of declining health.

She was born in Sanford on Jan. 28, 1931, the daughter of Linwood A. and Argie (Lord) Moulton, Sr.

She attended Alfred and Sanford schools, was a 1949 graduate of Sanford High School and attended Nasson College.

Ruth worked her entire career as a medical technologist both at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.H., and H. D. Goodall Hospital in Sanford, retiring several years ago.

Ruth loved horses. She raised many at her home and was a "Horse-Show Mom," assisting her daughter in various horse shows throughout the years.

She loved the outdoors and loved to spend time with her husband, Peanut, at their camp in Eustis, where they would go four-wheeleing and snowmobiling and enjoy the occasional cold beverage on the porch. An avid hunter, she was especially pleased to win the moose lottery in 2007; along with her team, she came home from Eustis with a 600-pound bull moose.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Jason Hartley Lincourt, and a brother, Linwood A. Moulton, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Clarence E. "Peanut" Hartley, Jr., of Springvale; daughter, Lynne Lincourt, and her husband, Joseph, of Sanford; son, Stephen L. Hartley, and his wife, Arline, of Springvale; daughter, Holly S. Hartley, of Springvale; son, William "Bill" Hartley, of Springvale; daughter, Marylu Williams, and her husband, Jack, of Wingdale, N.Y.; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Joanna Duncan, her husband, Derek, and their children, Marissa and Mitchell, Heather Fletcher, her husband, Eric, and their daughters, Emily and Rachel, Melissa Hartley and her partner, Paul Dubois, Steffan Morin, Brian S. Morin and Zachary Hartley.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main Street, Springvale. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with an hour of visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Springvale.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the .

Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.

Published in Fosters from Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, 2012